Sweet Potato & PB Banana Mash-Up (Homemade Fuel)

Posted on February 06, 2014 by Melissa Winn | 0 Comments

Author: Runner and Triathlete Kristen Chang  Real Food For Fuel

“The recipe below is one I've played around with during many of my longer running workouts (2+ hours). The sweet potato and banana combo provide carbs without spiking insulin levels, so my energy levels stay steady long term! When I received my "Little Green Pouch," I could not believe how perfect of a container it was to carry my homemade fuel!”

When to introduce: 12+ months (check with your pediatrician)

Stars: Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamins A & C, calcium, magnesium, & potassium. Bananas contain potassium, fiber, & are high in Vitamin C, B6, & B2. Peanut Butter is a great source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, & magnesium. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, high in fiber, iron, & calcium.

1 medium sweet potato
1 small banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp chia seeds (or milled chia for younger kids)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Drizzle of honey or agave nectar to taste, though I will say this recipe is naturally sweet without it!

1. Bake the sweet potato or microwave until soft, allow to cool and peel off the skin 
2. Mash the pulp and banana in a bowl then mix in your chia seeds & cinnamon
3. Microwave peanut butter approximately 20-35 seconds until creamy & then 
combine into sweet potato mixture
4. Drizzle agave nectar or honey to taste

Servings: Fills about 1 Pouch

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Posted in 100 Days of Real Food, 100 Days of Real Food and Little Green Pouch, 12+ Months, Banana, Calcium, Chia Seeds, High Fiber, High Protein, Iron, Little Green Pouch Real Food, magnesium, Peanut Butter, Potassium, Sweet Potato, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

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